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Apr 07, 2012 04:27 |  #1

Picked up an S100 on Friday and so far love it but have 2 gripes and wondering if this is just something about the camera or if I have a defective unit.
1.camera really struggles to focus in low light more so than my ixus.
2.The lcd screen is too saturated and has just too much contrast.makes using the screen very unreliable especially against my pc monitor ,which is calibrated with an eye one.
I love the camera but am disappointed considering that this is a high end compact and expect that the screen to be calibrated or close enough.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 04:52 as a reply to  @ post 14224318 |  #2

what's an s100 more info not everyone knows


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Apr 07, 2012 05:08 as a reply to  @ post 14224318 |  #3

I would imagine it is the Canon Powershot S100 - http://www.canon.co.uk …werShot/PowerSh​ot%5FS100/ (external link)


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Apr 07, 2012 05:16 |  #4

Fsi wrote in post #14224318 (external link)
Picked up an S100 on Friday and so far love it but have 2 gripes and wondering if this is just something about the camera or if I have a defective unit.
1.camera really struggles to focus in low light more so than my ixus.
2.The lcd screen is too saturated and has just too much contrast.makes using the screen very unreliable especially against my pc monitor ,which is calibrated with an eye one.
I love the camera but am disappointed considering that this is a high end compact and expect that the screen to be calibrated or close enough.

I have an s95, not the s100 but close enough.
Low light focusing can be a problem, especially in low contrast situations. If you really think its a problem, do a side by side comparison with your ixus, I'm guessing you've only done a comparison in your mind. If its still worse, email or call canon support and ask them about it.

As for the screen, on the s95 at least, the screen does make the images look much more colourful and brighter than on the monitor. Turn the brightness down a notch and it helps a bit.

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what's an s100 more info not everyone knows

Since we're in the "small compact digitals by canon" forum, its not that hard to fathom what camera he's talking about. Do you also have a problem with the "s100 photo thread"?


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Apr 07, 2012 05:31 |  #5

Sirrith wrote in post #14224384 (external link)
I have an s95, not the s100 but close enough.
Low light focusing can be a problem, especially in low contrast situations. If you really think its a problem, do a side by side comparison with your ixus, I'm guessing you've only done a comparison in your mind. If its still worse, email or call canon support and ask them about it.


I tested it against the ixus 220 side by side.The ixus is slightly quicker in low light,in bright light their pretty much even Stevens.

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As for the screen, on the s95 at least, the screen does make the images look much more colourful and brighter than on the monitor. Turn the brightness down a notch and it helps a bit.


Thank you.I generally turn down the brightness to the lowest level as I've noticed it helps with battery life and in low light a bright screen hurts my eyes,too used to my tv and monitor calibrated to 30ftl.

Sirrith wrote in post #14224384 (external link)
Since we're in the "small compact digitals by canon" forum, its not that hard to fathom what camera he's talking about. Do you also have a problem with the "s100 photo thread"?

Thank you and thank you,wasn't sure if he/she was being serious or sarcastic.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 06:52 |  #6

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I would imagine it is the Canon Powershot S100 - http://www.canon.co.uk …werShot/PowerSh​ot%5FS100/ (external link)

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Apr 07, 2012 06:55 |  #7

Sirrith wrote in post #14224384 (external link)
I have an s95, not the s100 but close enough.
Low light focusing can be a problem, especially in low contrast situations. If you really think its a problem, do a side by side comparison with your ixus, I'm guessing you've only done a comparison in your mind. If its still worse, email or call canon support and ask them about it.

As for the screen, on the s95 at least, the screen does make the images look much more colourful and brighter than on the monitor. Turn the brightness down a notch and it helps a bit.


Since we're in the "small compact digitals by canon" forum, its not that hard to fathom what camera he's talking about. Do you also have a problem with the "s100 photo thread"?

I asked what the camera was it would have been helpful to have known thankfully strangely brown kindly and politely said now I know I looked up this

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Apr 07, 2012 09:35 |  #8

What are your shooting settings when the af struggles? I find the lcd perfect on my camera


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Apr 07, 2012 09:56 as a reply to  @ jser's post |  #9

I find my LCD to be fine, although I've not taken the step of calibrating my new laptop monitor yet. On the low light, are you using spot metering or some other method?


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Apr 07, 2012 11:08 |  #10

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What are your shooting settings when the af struggles? I find the lcd perfect on my camera

My daughter at home in the evening,her sleeping or my wife playing with her.Screen will be perfect,unless you have a calibrated tv,monitor or printer for viewing/printing.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 11:11 |  #11

Meh... i find my screen close to.my macbook pro... i have no issues. May your calibrated monitor is off?


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Apr 07, 2012 11:16 |  #12

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I find my LCD to be fine, although I've not taken the step of calibrating my new laptop monitor yet. On the low light, are you using spot metering or some other method?

I use centre weighted average metering,af frame size:normal.small and af beam kept throwing the camera off.Absolutely love the camera apart for those issues.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 11:23 |  #13

S100mike wrote in post #14225416 (external link)
Meh... i find my screen close to.my macbook pro... i have no issues. May your calibrated monitor is off?

Nope,my tv and monitor have been calibrated with an eye 1




  
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